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Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt

Pat the Bunny (original 1940; edition 2001)

by Dorothy Kunhardt

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Title:Pat the Bunny
Authors:Dorothy Kunhardt
Info:Golden Books (2001), Plastic Comb, 20 pages
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Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt (1940)

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Introducing two children - Paul and Judy - the narrator of this simple interactive book for young children invites the reader to join them in various activities, from patting a furry white bunny to playing peekaboo with a towel. Feeling Daddy's scratchy face, and reading a story (about a bunny, of course!) are also included in the delights here...

Originally published in 1940, Pat the Bunny is an established classic of American children's literature, and was quite ground-breaking in its day, offering an interactive experience to young child reader/listeners that was quite unique. Well-conceived and well-designed, it has stood the test of time, even though plenty of other interactive books for toddlers have surfaced in the intervening years. Somehow I missed this one, when a child myself, but I can see why it is so popular, and have frequently recommended it to patrons of the various bookstores where I have worked. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Jun 8, 2017 |
The best thing about this book was the bunny and it wasn't even the star of the book. The bunny gets 3 stars, the book gets 1. Poor bunny! ( )
  CarpeLibrum58 | Jun 4, 2016 |
Pat the Bunny is a "touch and feel" book for small children and babies ( )
  lindy_brooke | Apr 12, 2016 |
Pat the Bunny is my favorite board book. It is interactive in the best and most simple way with a kind tone, sweet illustrations, and a gentle encouragement to explore the wonderful world. I always include this book in my gift for baby showers. While I decided to put this title under "Board book", that fact is arguable - to my knowledge, it is only spiral bound, still, will relatively (for a toddler) delicate pages. This is a book that will be well worn if it is well loved.
  emmalune | Mar 13, 2014 |
This book goes through lots of things that Judy can do. Then it says and you can do it too. It is a book of touch and feel.
  kristynzonsius | Nov 11, 2013 |
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"Judy can pat the bunny. Now YOU pat the bunny." Sound familiar? Pat the Bunny is a part of childhood, as soothing as cocoa and animal crackers. Dorothy Kunhardt's interactive book for babies and toddlers was one of the first of its kind when it was published in 1940, and it has since sold over six million copies. We pat the soft fur of the bunny, play peek-a-boo, look in the mirror, and then do it all over again. (And again and again and again.) After you Pat the Bunny with your baby, why not Pat the Cat and Pat the Dog? These two sequels were written by Edith Kunhardt, the daughter of the author of the original book. Both use the same tried-and-true Pat the Bunny format: sturdy cardboard pages with eight activities that wee ones can explore, from sniffing some brownies, to squeaking a teddy bear, to unfastening Grandma's tennis shoe. The simple line drawings and pastel colors don't do much for adults, but somehow they are just right for babies. This boxed set is a fine choice for a baby gift or first birthday present, and a lifesaver on a long car trip. (Baby to preschool) --Marcie Bovetz

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